As part of measures to curb the widespread of the pandemic COVID-19, the Imo State government on Tuesday directed civil servants of 45 years and above to work from home.
The directive was issued by the State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, who ordered the closure of all night clubs, pubs and restaurants till further notice.
He said, “As a continuation of our programmes to ensure that things are not getting out of hands, we have also decided to close all night clubs and restaurants.
“By tomorrow, civil servants above 45 years will be encouraged not to come to work because they are the most vulnerable group.
“Only people on essential services that are within this age brackets will be encouraged to come to work and we will also support them with programmes that will ensure that this disease or virus does not affect them”
Uzodinma, noted that over 1000 cartons of hand sanitizers have been procured and will be distributed at Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government as well as local government offices.
While the state has not recorded any case of the pandemic covid-19, he noted that the measure is being put in place to ensure that there is no outbreak of the Coronavirus in the state.